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Pump diemma

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by NinaB73, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. NinaB73

    NinaB73 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No @mentat I had no idea there was such a function! And that sounds like that would be a viable option for me at certain times! Is this a function on all pumps? I am learning so much already I just hope I remember it all!!
    Thank you, that is something I will make a note of!
     
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  2. NinaB73

    NinaB73 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree the Libre and such like in my experience also doesn't meet with great enthusiasm with my healthcare team (but I'm learning little does!) And I never thought to approach Libre direct...maybe an option, I'm always up for trying my luck!!;)
     
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    mentat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not aware of any pumps that don't have this feature, but maybe someone will correct me on that.

    I just wanted to clarify a point I was trying to make: because of extended boluses, you may find a rapid-acting insulin works well in your pump because you can prolong its activity if you want or you can get the full effect for times when you need it.
     
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  4. NinaB73

    NinaB73 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's really interesting, shame you can't do that on MDI at times, hence still being on Humalin S, I find a slower action suits me!! But at times rapid action would be good too! On MDI I could do with every insulin option at times, hence the appeal of the a pump! Thank you for your insight, my cogs are going around at the minute, just thinking how I can make this work! Good to get the old grey mater working, cheers :)
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    You can use a regular insulin in your pump and have analogue in a pen, if that suits you :)

    I much prefer my pump having porcine as it works great as a basal too.
     
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    mentat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have a look at this and similar videos, might help you get more of a feel for how it works. The "Combo" (extended) bolus I have been talking about is covered at about 2:30 in the video.

     
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    NinaB73 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! I'm off to bed in a min so I'll take a look tomorrow, think my brain is frazzled! Really appreciate your help and advice!
     
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    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    For me, upper thigh and round the back to the sides of my bum......

    Continued use of these sites I believe has caused some lipohypertrophy, just a bit of puffiness as opposed to lumps....although it hasn't been confirmed, I could just be normal fat....:meh:...

    Ultimately though it hasn't caused any absorption issues....

    Right now I have it on my belly as my tubing actually snapped away from the cannula last night, which was on my bum....

    I think this is a defect as it hasn't happened before on this site...

    If your slim you may be limited to sites...
     
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  9. NinaB73

    NinaB73 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's sometimes the obvious things you don't think of! And yes, I guess there is no reason I couldn't do that!! I sometimes feel there are times when I am ill or whatever reason my BGs have rocketed and I have to wait so long for Humalin S to tackle it so I can see that as an advantage when taking regular insulin in a pump. My diabetes does seem to do better with a good basal so it is worth considering.
     
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    NinaB73 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, thanks for that, I appreciate your reply and in all honesty think that those sites would probably do me more favours! And I think I probably have just enough coverage to give me site options!!!
    There are definite no go areas for me after years of use I simply cannot get control out of my arms!! Abdomen is great for injections but it seemed not for the pump....
     
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    NinaB73 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry just an afterthought, out of interest which pump do you use?
     
  12. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Medtronic Veo......

    Was hoping for the 640g when my upgrade came in January, but no....:(......cheaper pumps means more pumps for others....so cant argue really...
     
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